Archive for September 2014

Merseyside Schools Wheelchair Handball Tournament

Monday, September 29th, 2014



Greenbank Sports Academy played host to a Merseyside Schools Wheelchair Handball Tournament organised by Liverpool Wheechair Handball Club, on 29 September 2014.

Teams from Sandfield Park (Liverpool), St Chads (Halton), Woodchurch High (Wirral) and Cavendish Schools (Halton) took part in the event, which was organised to increase participation in the sport.

George Jolley, Treasurer of Liverpool Wheelchair Handball Club said “We secured funding from Sport England, so that we could raise awareness of wheelchair handball in schools and started working with St Chads High School, Runcorn about eighteen months ago. With the funding we were able to purchase sports wheelchairs and now run a weekly after school wheelchair handball club for disabled pupils. Today’s tournament has grown from this and it’s great to have the other schools involved”.

The closely fought tournament was won by St Chads High School, with Cavendish School the runners up.


  1. Sandfield Park – 0 vs St Chads – 6
  2. Woodchurch High – 4 vs Cavendish – 3
  3. Sandfield Park – 1 vs Woodchurch High – 4
  4. St Chads – 7 vs Cavendish – 8
  5. Sandfield Park – 2 vs Cavendish – 4
  6. St Chads 2 vs Woodchurch High – 1
  7. Sandfield Park – 2 vs St Chads – 5
  8. Woodchurch High – 2 vs Cavendish – 4
  9. Sandfield Park – 1 vs Woodchurch High – 2
  10. St Chads – 2 vs Cavendish – 1
  11. Sandfield Park – 0 vs Cavendish – 3
  12. St Chads – 5 vs Woodchurch High – 1

Wheelchair Handball is played at Greenbank Sports Academy most Wednesdays from 6 – 7pm.

£2 per session. New players aged 16 and above welcome.

It is also offered for disabled people aged 14 and above, as part of Wheelchair Sports sessions at:

Cronton Sixth Form College

Cronton Lane, Widnes WA8 5WA

Mondays 5pm – 6pm

Lansbury Bridge School

Lansbury Avenue, St Helens WA9 1TB

Tuesdays 5pm – 6pm

Woodchurch High School Sports Centre

Carr Bridge Road, Woodchurch CH49 7NG


9am – 10am

North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre

Southport & Ormskirk General Hospital, Town Lane, Kew, Southport PR8 6PN


10am to 11.30am

Kirkby High School

Bracknell Avenue, Southdene, Kirkby L32 9PP


11am – 12 noon

Croxteth Sports and Wellbeing Centre

Altcross Road, Croxteth, Liverpool L11 0BS


5pm – 6pm

£1 per session.

Contact Steve Sullivan 07835 537292 for details.

Out of School Opportunity for Disabled Children

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

We have secured funding from Children in Need to offer low cost Rebound Therapy sessions for disabled children aged 8 to 18.

Rebound Therapy uses a trampoline to enable participants to take part in exercise and have fun, under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

Instructor Emmet O’Neill said “Sessions offer a great opportunity for disabled children to take part in an out of school activity, make new friends and improve their health and fitness through exercise. We currently have places available and it would be great to welcome some new children.”

No need to book; just turn up.

Monday 6pm – 8pm

Wednesday 6pm – 8pm

Thursday 5.30pm – 8pm

Sunday 10am – 1pm (football, hockey and cycling also on offer at this session)

Cost £2 per session


Contact Pete Wyman 07733 930 221 for more details.